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Fantasy Authors Evening at Blackwell's
Tue 19 January 2016, 18:30 – 20:30 GMT
To celebrate the release of Den Patrick's newest novel The Girl on the Liar's Throne, we will be hosting a talk and Q&A session with three fantastic authors.
Den Patrick, author of The Boy with the Porcelain Blade, and The Boy Who Wept Blood. Den Patrick's fantasy novels, with their Renaissance Italy like setting have brought an enticing new flavour to the fantasy genre. In a castle that is, itself, reminiscent of Gormenghast in its size and brooding presence a collection of young, flawed but resilient outsiders find their way in a dangerous society teetering on the brink of dramatic change, even as it learns the fantastical secrets of its past.
Jen Williams, author of The Copper Promise, and The Iron Ghost. There are some tall stories about the caverns beneath the Citadel - about magic and mages and monsters and gods. Wydrin of Crosshaven has heard them all, but she's spent long enough trawling caverns and taverns with her companion Sir Sebastian to learn that there's no money to be made in chasing rumours. But then a crippled nobleman with a dead man's name offers them a job: exploring the Citadel's darkest depths.
Edward Cox, author of The Relic Guild, and The Cathedral of Known Things. Young Clara struggles to survive in a dangerous and dysfunctional city, where eyes are keen, nights are long, and the use of magic is punishable by death. She hides in the shadows, fearful that someone will discover she is touched by magic. She knows her days are numbered. But when a strange man named Fabian Moor returns to the Labyrinth, Clara learns that magic serves a higher purpose and that some myths are much more deadly in the flesh.